Jennings, Bucks keep Wizards winless, 102-81
- Milwaukee's Stephen Jackson drives past Rashard Lewis in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brandon Jennings scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 102-81 victory over the winless Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points, and Carlos Delfino, who missed the first two games of the season with a sprained right wrist, added 15 off the bench for Milwaukee (2-1). Andrew Bogut had 13 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.
Jordan Crawford, benched in favor of Nick Young after scoring one point in a loss at Atlanta on Wednesday, led Washington (0-3) with 24 points. John Wall had six points on 1-of-9 shooting and four turnovers.
Washington also was called for a technical foul when Roger Mason Jr., who was not on the active list, checked into the game.
Jennings has scored 22, 24 and 22 points in three games this season.
The first half went about as badly as it could go for the Wizards - starting with the technical.
Mason had checked in for Jordan Crawford with 3:27 mark left in the first quarter and he scored on a baseline jumper seven seconds later.
However, during a timeout at the 2:53 mark, the Wizards were whistled for the technical. The basket was later taken away from Mason and credited to Rashard Lewis.
Jennings made the technical free throw to make it 25-18 Milwaukee, and Ronny Turiaf's dunk made it 25-20 before the Bucks poured it on.
Milwaukee outscored the Wizards 40-21 the rest of the half to take a 65-41 lead. The Bucks, 22nd in the league in field goal percentage coming in, shot 61.5 percent in the half to Washington's 34 percent. Young and Wall combined to go 1 for 11 in the first half.
Washington opened the second half on a 15-4 run, holding Milwaukee without a field goal for more than five minutes. The Wizards outscored the Bucks 26-13 in the period and trailed 78-67 after three quarters.
Crawford had 12 points in the third.
Washington cut it to nine on a dunk by JaVale McGee to open the fourth, but the Wizards got no closer the rest of the way. They cut it to 88-77 with less than six minutes remaining, but the Bucks - who had blown double-digit, second-half leads in each of their first two games - used an 8-0 run to seal it.
Notes: Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute missed his third straight game with right knee tendinitis. Mbah a Moute took part in the shootaround. "No idea," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said, when asked how long he will be out. "We thought he was going tonight." . Bucks forward Tobias Harris, the team's first-round pick in 2011, also has yet to play for Milwaukee with dehydration issues. . The Bucks assigned rookie guard Darington Hobson to the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Hobson was the 37th overall pick in the 2010 draft out of New Mexico but missed the 2010-11 season after undergoing hip surgery.
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